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The Richland Springs Report

By Sue Ransom

This is setting up to be a busy week. The students have STAAR testing, income tax is due, my son’s birthday will take place overseas away from his family and Russ and I will have our 46th anniversary. That means a busy week. I wish this weekend had been better, but somehow the forecasters missed the mark by about 20 degrees. I had to go out and cover my apricot tree for Saturday night. I don’t know if that will save my tender apricots, but it was the best I could do. The pears will be fine, the tomatoes can be replaced, but the peaches are in danger. I am sitting in my sun room with a blanket to cover me so that I won’t freeze. I really don’t want to be breaking any records on the first year that my apricot tree finally put out blossoms. I have about eight tiny apricots that may or may not make it until the sun comes out. My goldfish are probably shivering in the murky water.

 

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April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

Submitted by Doug Suggs, President of the San Saba County Child Welfare Board

April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month; and it is annually declared so by the State of Texas and local governments. The San Saba County Child Welfare Board asks that everyone join us on Friday, April 6th, for "Go Blue Day" by wearing anything of the color blue in recognition of the universal problem of child abuse.

That day, there will be activities at schools in Cherokee and Richland Springs, while arrangements for San Saba will be later in the month. Cherokee will have promotional items at the Elementary school and will release balloons at the football field at 3:00 p.m. Friday. Richland Springs will be doing the same (with the exception of releasing balloons) at lunch time for the Elementary school.

 

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San Saba Lodge to hold regular stated meeting Saturday, April 7th

Submitted by Lodge Secretary

A practice will be held at the Lodge on Friday, April 6th at 9 a.m. Master Masons are encouraged to attend. On Saturday, April 7th, San Saba Masonic Lodge will hold its regular stated meeting.

A meal of brisket will be provided by Thomas L. Alston at 6:30 p.m. Members are asked to bring complimentary covered side dish, bread, salad or dessert.

 

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San Saba HS Varsity Cheerleaders Selected for 2018-2019 School Year

Back row: Karlee Reed(mascot), Jaedah Lambert, Katelyn Bohensky, Kylee Eckermann, Courtnee Cash, and Kyndie Isham. Middle row: Jillian Whitman, Savannah Johnson, Linzey Maxcey(co-captain), Brenna Chambers (Captain) and Ashlynn Cash. Front row: Jaycie Everett, Makinzey Saldivar, and Jaela Nelson.

 

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San Saba Dillo Golfers second at District- Regional Qualifiers

By Coach Ronnie Schulze

San Saba’s Dillo Golf Team finished second behind Mason #1 in district play. The second round was played on Wednesday March 28th at The Scott Schreiner Golf Course in Kerrville. The Dillos will travel to Corpus Christi for regionals April 25th and 26th. Team, medalist and San Saba individual scores are as follows:

Mason #1 362-347=709, San Saba 403-402=805, Harper 424-404=828, Junction#1 428-417=845, Mason #2 452- 440=892, Junction #2 470- 477=936.

 

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Lady Dillo Track Report

Submitted by Alicia Cummings

The Lady Dillos continue to bring home the hardware as they competed in the Goldthwaite Eagle relays this past week. The Varsity girls won the meet as a team scoring a total of 168 points. We also had an athlete compete in the Llano Jacket relays where she won both of her events. This was the final meet for the Lady Dillos before District. We wanted to fine tune our events and get ourselves ready to compete for a District Championship. The District meet will be held in Harper on Thursday, April 5. The field events and 3200 meter run will begin in the morning and then the running finals will start at 4:30 p.m. The top four athletes in each event will advance to the Area meet on April 16th. If you get a chance, come out and support these young ladies! Go Dillos!

 

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Richland Springs' One Act Play competes at Area, March 31st

By Patsy Hall

The Richland Springs' One Act Play - "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" - competed in the Area contest in San Angelo at the ASU Auditorium on March 31st. Richland Springs was named the alternate play to Regional.

Schools advancing were from Cross Plains with "The Miracle Worker"; Aspermont with "The Beggar's Opera,"; and Water Valley with "The Rimers of Eldritch." Richland Springs had less points than Water Valley, but according to the rule of "majority or better," Water Valley advanced. One of the judges gave Richland Springs 2nd Place and said that it was one of the best 1A plays she had seen.

 

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San Saba Garden Club racks up District V Awards

By Anne Vincent

On Wednesday, March 18th, San Saba Garden Club members, Rhonda Killion, Mona McMahan, Trish Fullerton, Nancy Van Etten, Janice Bates, Sherie Clarkson, and Anne Vincent attended the District V Garden Club Spring Convention held at the Georgetown San Gabriel Park Community Center.

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The Richland Springs Report

By Sue Ransom

Did any of you see the video of young Piper Shannon singing on Easter Sunday? She did an awesome job on a difficult song. I see a young lady who will be singing in many of our local events. A proud granny posted the video and an equally proud set of parents enjoyed the moment.

If Russ and Karla Steel are an example of this weekend, I would say a large number of people enjoyed the sun a little too much for their own good. They attended the Easter egg extravaganza in San Saba. We had our own little version of that after service on Sunday. We had hundreds of eggs and a small number of children to do the picking. I guarantee they all went home with full baskets. I love Easter Sunday. That is one of the days when many people drop their busy schedules and come to church. It looks so good to see God’s house full. We have several fine local churches. I invite you to try them out and see if you can find a good church home.

 

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Hill Country Naturalist

Hill Country Oaks - More than Just Live Oaks

Several years ago, I wrote a number of columns discussing common native trees, shrubs, vines, forbs and grasses. I doubt even the most avid reader of these columns remembers everything they read 7+ years ago, so I intend to publish a number of updated columns describing the most common Hill Country plants over the coming months.

How many different species of native Hill Country oaks do you think there are? Well, depending on how far you think the Hill Country extends, I think the answer is eight. Here they are:

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